Gessle reveals: “DVD before Xmas (hopefully)”

After our two calls for a full DVD show and Gessle’s unsatisfactory answer (here and there), we were informed by The Man on Facebook when we can expect this “imperfectly perfect” DVD to be released. It seems like it can be out just in time for Christmas shopping.

According to various fan sources production company starts the cutting in summer and if everything goes right, the DVD will be ready for sale in November. They have already more then 300 hours filmed material! Unfortunately, we will be able to see just 90 minutes of this. As for recording the show – no concert was shot professionally in the quality allowing to be released for DVD purposes. The production team used handcameras only – the same as they did in Berlin or Hamburg last year.

Sleeping in my (Roxette) show… a live DVD would be great!

Per Gessle replied on Facebook regarding the DVD topic – thanks for taking the time to answer!

Personally I think this is a brilliant idea. You get a shorter version for TV + a longer version for the DVD market. The long one will have at least 60-70 min live stuff. It’s splendido to mix up live performances w/ funny stuff from backstage + studio + hotels + airports + private areas. Otherwise you’ll fall asleep. But that’s me.

Fall asleep? We thought it would be interesting to know how many would really fall asleep with a full live DVD 🙂

We think the DVD could have the fun stuff as an extra bonus at the end or even mixed in between, but still, a full concert with all the songs which were played during the tour… pretty please…

Really, we just want to say that this Roxette live really deserves a live DVD. They are THAT good! This tour has been great, and what is still to come, a full live DVD would simply capture all this. All songs have something fun or deep or special. And there is nothing like a full concert live DVD to capture all this energy, happiness, positive feeling, power of this fantastic tour which started as a small-medium one and has grown and grown to an extent I think nobody expected. A live DVD would be a great testimony for this. If not now, when?

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World Tour 2011: Cordoba Video Bootleg

Here it comes – the very 2011 video bootleg from Argentinian Cordoba – shared by Gente Detras De Las Paredes blog.

The band
Marie Fredriksson (Vocals)
Per Gessle (Vocals, Guitar, keyboards)
Christoffer Lundquist (Lead Guitar)
Magnus Börjeson (Bass Guitarr)
Clarence Öfwerman (Keyboards and Acoustic Guitarr)
Pelle Alsing (Drums)
Helena Josefsson (Backing Vocals)
8.500 people (Backing Vocals)

Setlist
01. Dressed for success
02. Slepping in my car
03. The Big love
04. Wish I Could Fly
05. Only When I Dream
06. She’s Got Nothing On (But the Radio)
07. Perfect Day
08. Things Will Never Be The Same
09. It Must Have Been Love
10. Opportunity Nox
11. 7Twenty7
12. Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You Leave)
13. Stars
14. How Do You Do!
15. Dangerous
16. Joyride (intrduced with “Quien se ha tomado todo el vino”)
17. Watercolours in the Rain
18. Spending My Time
19. The Look
20. Way Out
21. Listen to Your Heart
22. Church of Your Heart

Read moreWorld Tour 2011: Cordoba Video Bootleg

World Tour 2012: Sydney, Australia – February 17 #82

Comment from Per Gessle

Sydney 2 was, as expected, awesome! Thanx all you 11400 ppl showing up with so much love + affection. We’re blessed with crowds like these. Not to be taken for granted! Cheers!!!!

 

Setlist

01. Dressed For Success
02. Sleeping In My Car
03. The Big L.
04. Wish I Could Fly
05. Stars
06. She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio)
07. Perfect Day
08. Things Will Never Be The Same
09. It Must Have Been Love
10. Opportunity Nox
11. 7twenty7
12. Fading Like A Flower (Every Time You Leave)
13. Crash! Boom! Bang!
14. How Do You Do!
15. Dangerous
Band presentation
16. Joyride (introduced with “Waltzing Matilda”)

17. Watercolours In The Rain
18. Spending My Time
19. The Look

20. Listen To Your Heart
21. Church Of Your Heart


Misc

For the first time since May 2011 Roxette played “Stars” instead of “Only when I dream”.


Articles and Photos

 

Twitter response from fans

@ebbob: Fuck that was good! So glad I saw them. Roxette!
@ricardoSBS: #roxette concert great #musiclikeitshouldbe
@missmeanjep: Who needs #drphil when you’ve got #roxette?!
@misscathxoxo: i have NEVER heard anyone mention roxette since the 80’s and suddenly everyone’s all over them. #whitneysyndrome
@haydn_live: #Roxette just blew my mind. Ugh. Love.
@simon_kline: Roxette concert tonight is totally magical! Damn Awesome!
@Free_Hat: Roxette + Waltzing Matilda. Did that just happen?
@babis666: Everyone do yourselves a favour if you haven’t already seen Roxette. Go and buy a ticket. Best concert ever

Marie Fredriksson for Aftonbladet: I would love to do something with my art abroad

In the series of interviews, Swedish stars talk about what turns their creativity. Who are their idols? Which albums, books, movies or events are the most important in their lives? What song has made them cry? Few days after the Tel-Aviv concert, one of the leading Swedish daily papers Aftonbladet‘s journalist Jens Peterson interviewed one and only Roxette’s singer – Marie Fredriksson. It’s a very rare occasion in the last years to see any interview with Marie – so we strongly recommend you to read it through.

How do you relax?

Sleeping. Sleep is absolutely essential. It is also important to do nothing. Take it easy. Eat well. Spend time with the closest ones. I’m so happy when Micke visits me during the tour. Not to mention when my children are with me. It means a lot. Now and then they travel along and then everything becomes more fun. This gives me strength.

Do you listen to music?

Now and then, but mostly I like when it’s quiet. Once you go on stage, it is such damn loud. It is such intense that when I leave the stage – I just want all to be quiet. For a long time. The whole next day. This is how I relax.

Read moreMarie Fredriksson for Aftonbladet: I would love to do something with my art abroad

World Tour 2011: Tickets – UPDATED

As you may remember I did something similar back in 2009 with Party Crasher Tour’s tickets.

The idea is simple. We would like to collect all tickets from the 2011 tour. We would like to ask you to send us your tickets – at the moment we managed to collect almost all tickets from 2011 Roxette World Tour tour. As you see 3 more tickets are missing. Some pictures included belowe are low quality as well. So – if you want to send us something new or HQ, please do it at office@roxetteblog.com – thanks!

Read moreWorld Tour 2011: Tickets — UPDATED

First South American concerts on sale

The sale for the first South American concert has just began. The chosen city is Quito in Ecuador. Sale for another concert in Rosario in Argentina qwill start shortly. Despite previous announcments – sale for Bogota gig has not started yet. If you have any other updates, please let us know in the comment section.

World Tour 2011: Kiev, Ukraine – December 6 #79

Comment from Per Gessle

Thanx Kiev! Fantastic finale! Thanx for the flowers. Thanx for helping us out on Listen to your heart! The European Tour 2011 is over! We had a blast!!! This year has been the best Rox year ever!!!!! All of us thinks like that!!! And thanx Helena for making the sun shine at every show!!!! Good luck with everything!!! We miss you already!!!!! Now….. a quick shower then the Rox Jet back to Sthlm!!! Cheeeeeers, P & Co

Setlist

01. Dressed For Success
02. Sleeping In My Car
03. The Big L.
04. Wish I Could Fly
05. Only When I Dream
06. She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio)
07. Perfect Day
08. Things Will Never Be The Same
09. It Must Have Been Love
10. Opportunity Nox
11. 7twenty7
12. Fading Like A Flower (Every Time You Leave)
13. Crash! Boom! Bang!
14. How Do You Do!
15. Dangerous
Band presentation
16. Joyride (introduced with “Pidmanula”)

17. Watercolours In The Rain
18. Spending My Time
19. The Look

20. Listen To Your Heart
21. Church Of Your Heart

Miscs

The last 79th concert for the World Tour 2011 – at the same time the last one for Helena Josefsson as the backing singer.

Articles and photos

Ura-inform.com (Review and gallery)
Glavred.info (Review and gallery)

Roxette is in Kiev now (Don’t belive in what media writes)

Roxette arrived to Kiev, Ukraine yesterday on December 5, 2011. It’s the second time this year where the duo will play a concert in this city. It’s also the final World Tour 2011 gig before next step in New Zealand in February 2012.

Ukraine media reports about “extra-ordinary” requests from Roxette’s side, which turns out as standard and totally unsuprising to those who know what the tour live means. Additionally, journalists inform about group’s will to inspect the audience for video recorders or even cell phones – according to Potok.ua all sort of recording equipment is forbidden. And if people bring significant number of such devices, the concert may be even cancelled – yes, don’t belive in what papers write.

Update: It turned out that Roxette came in the rox jet on the concert day – I told ya, check your sources!

World Tour 2011: St. Petersburg, Russia – December 3 #78

Comment from Per Gessle

Oh yea! St Petersburg was just as expected!!!! Brilliant crowd and the Rox Machine is still going strong. Thanx everyone for making this an everlasting memory. Hope you had a great couple of hours, we certainly did! See y’all next time!!!

Setlist

01. Dressed For Success
02. Sleeping In My Car
03. The Big L.
04. Wish I Could Fly
05. Only When I Dream
06. She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio)
07. Perfect Day
08. Things Will Never Be The Same
09. It Must Have Been Love
10. Opportunity Nox
11. 7twenty7
12. Fading Like A Flower (Every Time You Leave)
13. Crash! Boom! Bang!
14. How Do You Do!
15. Dangerous
Band presentation
16. Joyride (introduced with “Pesnya pro zaicev”)

17. Watercolours In The Rain
18. Spending My Time
19. The Look (ended up with “Kalinka Malinka”)

20. Listen To Your Heart
21. Church Of Your Heart

Photos and articles

InsiderNews.ru (gallery)
Visualrian.ru (gallery)
TV100.ru (TV report)

World Tour 2011: Moscow, Russia – December 1 #77

Comment from Per Gessle

Supergig in Moscow! Always a pleasure to play here. We love this crowd! Thanx everyone for making this happen! Trainride to St P tomorrow. More asskickin’ on Saturday! Cheers, P & Co

Setlist

01. Dressed For Success
02. Sleeping In My Car
03. The Big L.
04. Wish I Could Fly
05. Only When I Dream
06. She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio)
07. Perfect Day
08. Things Will Never Be The Same
09. It Must Have Been Love
10. Opportunity Nox
11. 7twenty7
12. Fading Like A Flower (Every Time You Leave)
13. Crash! Boom! Bang!
14. How Do You Do!
15. Dangerous
Band presentation
16. Joyride (introduced with “Pesnya pro zaicev”)

17. Watercolours In The Rain
18. Spending My Time
19. The Look (ended up with “Kalinka Malinka”)

20. Listen To Your Heart
21. Church Of Your Heart

Articles and photos

You Tube – amazing quality clips from Moscow

Another interviews with Per Gessle for Swedish papers

Per Gessle has recently done two interviews for Swedish papers – one for Expressen in early November and the second one for his hometown magazine Hallandposten by well-known Jan-Owe Wikstrom. As we cannot really translate the whole piece due to copyright issue, so we picked up only those parts that we found extremly (or less extremly) interesting.

We have 70 concert scheduled for the next year so far, so as we finish this tour we will have done over 150 concerts and be seen of more than 1.5 million people. But you cannot be sure as the tour is constantly growing.

Well, I’m going to celebrate Christmas in Halmstad. But before and after we will working in the studio to complete the new album.

The tour will continue in the same great pace until October 2012! Guess it is 50-60 more gigs after Perth. Though these are not official yet. Logistics should be resolved, hairdos should be done etcetera.

Last years have made me a little calmer and I do not take my work so seriously anymore. For example I have hardly any great ambition to top the lists anymore, which was obvious to me 20 years ago. I just want to follow my gut feeling and have fun. Furthermore, the music industry is not as magical and exciting as it was when we started.

Should I mention a specific country, so it is probably Germany. We’ve been playing 15-16 gigs there this year and there seems to be an almost inexhaustible love between Roxette and Germany. Amazing response everywhere. But of course, nothing beats playing in South America! It is always noisy – 500-600 crazy Rox fans who meets us at the airport, TV crews everywhere and police who are trying to control everything. Feels like we were in a The Monkees episode. Lovely.

Without our fans all this would not be possible. They stand outside hotels everywhere and they are absolutely wonderful. Flowers, gifts, photographs and poems are given with love. And exchanged for autographs and quick snapshots with their mobile phones. There is never a problem.

After the tour’s end in October 2012 we certainly take a break. I think Marie would like to make her own album and I’m always busy with a thousand things at once. It would be fun, however, to keep the band. This is the best band I’ve ever played in, I long to every show!

World Tour 2011: Ischgl, Austria – November 26 #75

Comment from Per Gessle

Brrrrrrr. -2 outside!!!!! No feeling left in the fingerz. However…. very warm crowd! Marie in top shape! And Helena (who went out skiing for 2 hours….) was terrific. Thanx everyone for helping us out. Love to come back!!!!


Setlist

01. Dressed For Success
02. Sleeping In My Car
03. The Big L.
04. Wish I Could Fly
05. She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio)
06. Perfect Day
07. It Must Have Been Love
08. 7twenty7
09. Fading Like A Flower (Every Time You Leave)
10. How Do You Do!
11. Dangerous
Band presentation
12. Joyride (introduced with “Dem Land die Treue”) (without balls)
13. Spending My Time
14. The Look
15. Listen To Your Heart

Misc

18,000 people in the audience – top 4 Roxette concert – just after Copenhagen (25k), Gothenburg (21k) and Bospop Festival (25-20k). The press area was about 10 meters between the stage and the front row – at least 150 people were there during the whole concert.

Articles and photos

Relevant.at (review)
Ischgl on Facebook (Roxette landing)
Ischgl on Facebook (press conference and concert)
Orf.at
Radio ZET (video report)
TT.com (review)
Ischgl You Tube report